|Title:||The Federal Government As A Partner
|Author(s):||Bentley, Orville G.
|Subject(s):||Federal aid to libraries --United States
|Abstract:||As a nation, we are philosophically and pragmatically committed
to the proposition that economic and social progress will be sought
through the development of scientific knowledge which in turn provides
the lifeblood for new and more sophisticated technological progress.
This commitment touches every facet of our life, from leisure time
through the working day, with obvious implications interwoven through
business, commerce, government, national defense, and the nation's
international posture. The ramifications of this national moire are
many in terms of physical comfort to people, changes in living standards,
the use and development of resources, and in the value judgments
held by people for a philosophy of progress through scientific change,
vis-a-vis a society where maintaining the cultural and social status
quo is a highly valued objective.
The spin-off from the national scientific establishment began to
gain momentum during and immediately following World War II. In
World War I Germany had shown the world that science was a defense
asset. I need only cite their near monopoly on the dye industry won
through German scientific prowess in the field of organic chemistry.
A new science of biochemistry and its application in fermentation
processes had given Germany a new source of precursors in the production
of explosives. By World War II the armaments of the leading
powers had incorporated new sensing devices and new and more
powerful weapons, and had begun to utilize computerized systems to
replace manpower in conducting warfare.
|Publisher:||Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
|Citation Info:||In W.Ladley (ed). 1966. Federal legislation for libraries : papers presented at an institute conducted by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, November 6-9, 1966. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 1-6.
|Series/Report:||Allerton Park Institute (13th : 1966)
|Genre:||Conference Paper / Presentation
|Publication Status:||published or submitted for publication
|Rights Information:||Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1966.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2007-07-16